Omit the solution
Sometimes the solution to lighting problems is not about what you put in, but what you choose to leave out. If your subject is meant to be illuminated, try contrasting it with shadowed areas devoid of information. And vice versa for the shadows: if your subject needs to be seen in the shadows, try burning the information out of the lights. You then have the value range to lighten the shadows for clear detail work. The active versus passive relationships will create a powerful statement in your work.